Corey Taylor of Slipknot Thinks These Bands Are the Future of Metal

Corey Taylor performs with Stone Sour in 2018. Photo by IBL/REX/Shutterstock (9712095ax)

Being a frontman of one of metal’s most popular bands in recent decades, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor should know a thing or two about the genre’s future. And according to him, bands like Knocked Loose, Ho99o9, and Code Orange will be an important part of it.

In a recent interview with BBC 6 Music Taylor said that the trendsetting acts would come from the underground scene and then singled out several bands he thinks have a bright future ahead of them.

“I think the underground is always gonna be healthy. Because that’s where the majority of trendsetters, the cutting-edge artists come from,” said Taylor. “Whether it’s bands like Knocked Loose or…there’s this fantastic band called Ho99o9, which is like hip hop, metal, hardcore: they dabble in so many genres. And they’re so good.”

Taylor also recommended Code Orange for those who are more into “darker-edged stuff,” while adding that Rival Sons and Royal Blood are some of his favorite bands from the last 10 years.

Check out the part of the interview below.

Corey Taylor is currently touring the world with Slipknot in support of their 2019’s album We Are Not Your Kind. According to recent reports, the band is already working on a follow-up, titled Look Outside Your Window, but the release date is still to be determined.